• Taiwan Group Caps Week in U.S. with Cross-State Visit to Arkansas

    Nov 08, 2016
    As previously reported in the USA Rice Daily, a team from the Taiwan government and the Taiwan Rice Millers’ Association traveled to U.S. rice country last week in preparation for upcoming rice import tenders. Following a stop in the Sacramento, California area, the delegation was in Arkansas on Thursday and Friday for visits in Jonesboro with Poinsett Rice & Grain and Windmill Rice followed by visits to the Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS) Field Office in Stuttgart as well as Riceland Foods, Inc., Producers’ Rice Mill, and the Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center.
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  • USA Rice Identifies Trade Obstacles for USTR

    Nov 04, 2016
    Last week, USA Rice submitted its comments for the 2017 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers (NTE), an annual report issued by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). The USA Rice submission identified the EU’s tariff regime and biotechnology regulation; phytosanitary issues in Colombia and Turkey; domestic price supports in India and Thailand; and various import policies in Korea, Japan, and Taiwan as significant obstacles for the U.S. rice industry.
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  • Taiwan Team Completes California Visit; Next Stop, Arkansas

    Nov 03, 2016
    Officials in charge of rice purchasing from Taiwan's Agriculture and Food Agency plus the chairman and vice chairman of Taiwan's Rice Millers' Association were in California rice country earlier this week and will be in Arkansas today and tomorrow as they complete a week-long visit to the United States.
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